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Stew-Roids Recipes

Stew-Roids Episode #1: Lamb Ribs and Carrot Barley Stew


  • 1 pack Lamb Ribs
  • 2 cups carrot juice
    10 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and reserved, caps sliced
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 cup instant barley
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 stalk celery with leaves, finely diced
    1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
    Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    4 cups kale or mustard greens, stems removed and leaves torn
    1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger

Stew Roids Episode #2: “Bigos” Hunter’s Stew

  • 2 medium heads Green Cabbage (about 4 lbs.)
  • 1.5 lbs good smoked Kielbasa
  • ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-24 oz. jar Sauerkraut, drained, but not rinsed
  • ⅓ cup packed chopped Dill weed
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt (split into ½ tsps)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Stew-Roids Episode #3: Romans- Abbacchio alla Romana 


3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, whole, plus 1 clove, finely chopped
2 to 3 pounds young lamb, from the leg, cut into bite-sized chunks
2 sprigs rosemary
2 salt-packed anchovies, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon salt, plus more
1 cup white wine

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  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 3 equal pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (if including the optional browning step)
  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 leek, halved lengthwise and coarsely chopped (white and green parts)
  • 1/4 pound cremini or button mushrooms, brushed clean and coarsely chopped
  • Low-sodium soy sauce, for seasoning
  • Sesame and/or chile oil, for seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh ramen noodles
  • 8 large eggs (optional)
  • About 4 green onions, finely chopped (white and pale green parts)

Disclaimer: The term “Stew-Roids” was first coined by the blog Chaos and Pain

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